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The Moat Tea Rooms

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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 108
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous and what variety of teas!

A lovely experience in an old English atmosphere. The service was excellent and the choice of teas and single source coffee was unparalleled. The Rocky Road was chunky and the scones for the cream tea nicely warmed. You can buy the tea leaves to take home for brewing. The staff were quick to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew R
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely experience in an old English atmosphere. The service was excellent and the choice of teas and single source coffee was unparalleled. The Rocky Road was chunky and the scones for the cream tea nicely warmed. You can buy the tea leaves to take home for brewing. The staff were quick to serve and very friendly explaining the menu... More 

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1 Thank Andrew R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old tea room with very friendly staff and wonderfull choice of tea and cakes. Very old building steeped in history. We visited after a trip to The Marlowe.

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1 Thank Mark P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best cream tea in canterbury, the scones were soft and warm, the cakes handmade and the sandwiches perfect!

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1 Thank R_hosker
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Excellent Afternoon Tea in the most incredible surroundings. the choice of Teas and Coffees is exceptional and the quality is second to none. Couple this with a genuine Olde English building complete with wonky walls and floors and the experience is complete. Oh and by the way the cakes are delicious..

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2 Thank Lee B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We got to the tearoom and could sit wherever we wanted, we chose upstairs next to the window. The room we sat in was very beautiful and admired the features. Our order was taken quickly, the food was well presented and tasted delicious. We decided to take some cake away with us which was boxed up nicely. Perfect lunch for... More 

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Heppenheim, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Well - what should I say: exactly you are expecting when you read the books of Enid Blyton in your childhood and are not living in England. Very great tea selection. But also coffeelovers will not be disappointed since they are dealers too. The cakes in the windows are very nice to sea. But quite rich and sweet. Nice sandwiches.... More 

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1 Thank HeinBloed
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Was in Canterbury with an hour to kill while daughter taking theory test. My wife and I found this enchanting tea room by accident. And what a good accident it was. Great scones and cake and the best Earl Grey ever. My wife enjoyed a cafetiere of coffee and delicious coffee and walnut cake. Very reasonably priced. Lovely service in... More 

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1 Thank Mulhuis
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

How would you like to travel back in time? I just love the idea! So when I closed the door behind me , at the Moat tea rooms and got up the stairs, it was like I had stepped into Dr Who' s booth and I had landed into the 1800's ! Really nice place , with excellent tea, scones... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visited almost daily during my five days in Canterbury. It was a delightful place to enjoy tea and scones and cakes. The Victoria Sponge cake was my favorite. I really appreciated the woman who served me during my visits. She was very personable and took time to chat with me in between customers, allowing me to experience Canterbury from a... More 

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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I visited the Moat Tea rooms with my partner for his birthday. I emailed previous and managed to book our table which was lucky as they were full on the day and we could not have just turned up. The tea rooms are tiny, incredibly old style with a winding staircase and giant fireplace- exactly what you would expect in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 784514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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